How Teddy Bridgewater Could Impact Fantasy Football Value of Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore & Panthers

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Mar 17, 2020, 04:25 PM EDT

It’s a new era in Carolina.

With Cam Newton on the trading block, the Panthers are finalizing a deal with free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. But how would Bridgewater impact the fantasy football value of Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel?

Two of our experts — Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman — analyze whether CMC’s status as the top fantasy stud remains in tact with a new QB under center, just how high Moore’s ceiling is now and more.


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Raybon

One thing I’ve learned over the years: Do not doubt Teddy Bridgewater.

While I have never been much of a fan of his upside as a passer, it’s hard to deny that the man has consistently defied expectations. Look no further than his career 28-7 record against the spread as a starting quarterback.

While Bridgewater likely won’t be much more than a bye week waiver add, it may not be a bad thing for a Panthers franchise that could no longer win with Cam Newton (0-8 in his last eight starts dating back to 2018) and looked shaky with Kyle Allen (5-7) and Will Grier (0-2), or for their main fantasy assets.

In fact, the same reason I’m bearish on Bridgewater’s upside as a passer — a conservative style of play that saw him post an average depth of target of only 6.1 yards over the past three seasons (AirYards.com) — makes me bullish on his potential impact on Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel from a PPR standpoint.

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